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Autumn Pumpkin Head Punch…spicy, sweet, and delicious, with hints of lemon, spiced pumpkin butter, vodka, cinnamon, and ginger. All mixed together to create an autumn punch that’s great for our upcoming entertaining season. From Halloween, to Friendsgiving, to Thanksgiving…and every other day in between!

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You guys, somehow it’s already almost Halloween! And behind the scenes, I’m prepping for Thanksgiving, and even pre-planning Christmas! It’s crazy how fast it all comes, but exciting!

I’ve been dying to share today’s cocktail since the start of October. So I’m very happy the day has finally come to tell you all about this pumpkin filled drink. It’s pretty much the most perfect punch for Halloween or Thanksgiving, and it’s SO GOOD.

And cute – with all of the orange hues!

Just like most punch recipes, you simply add everything to a punch bowl and call it a day. Except, this one has a spiced honey syrup that makes the drink even more special and delicious.

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It’s a mix of sweet honey, warming spices, cinnamon, and ginger. All simmered together and then finished off with two extra special touches…pumpkin and a splash of sweet vanilla.

When stirred together with vodka, lemon, and a squeeze of fresh orange juice, it’s sweet, spicy, and delicious.

Simple to mix up, not too spicy, not too sweet…just right.

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I used my favorite pumpkin punch bowl, to make things just a touch cuter, but any punch bowl will work!

I’d recommend testing this out this weekend, then make a double batch for Halloween. And then, since the punch will be so well received at Halloween, go for it again on Thanksgiving. You won’t be disappointed!

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Looking for other easy punch recipes?? Here are my favorites: 

Spiced Cranberry Punch

Thanksgiving Sangria

Spiced Honey Bourbon Old Fashioned Pitcher

Lastly, if you make this Pumpkin Head Punch, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Pumpkin Head Punch

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories Per Serving: 323 kcal

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  • 1. To make the spiced honey syrup. In a medium pot, bring 1/3 cup water, the honey, cinnamon, and ginger to a boil over high heat. Boil 2-3 minutes, then remove from the heat. Stir in the pumpkin and vanilla. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a glass jar. Let cool.
    2. In a large pitcher, combine the vodka, orange juice, lemon juice, pumpkin syrup, and bitters. Chill until ready to serve.
    3. When ready to serve, add the ice, ginger beer, pomegranate arils, and apple slices. Pour punch into glasses.
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  1. 5 stars
    This punch was everything. Tieghan you nailed it and the spiced pumpkin butter is an absolute must! We added dry ice for our Hocus Pocus watch party! Definitely keeping this one.

  2. 5 stars
    You were right to suggest making a double batch…or a triple batch. It was delicious. Just the right amount of sweet and spicy and it was very much a hit at our Halloween gathering! It has already been requested for Thanksgiving too! Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  3. Can you clarify the amount of pumpkin syrup to add to the pitcher? The honey syrup with the addition of pumpkin purée and vanilla is the perfect mixture of warm spices with the perfect amount of sweetness.

  4. 5 stars
    Made this punch for a party last night and it was a big hit! But I also know Tieghan will never disappoint. I made Tieghan’s pumpkin butter recipe for this which I also will never regret. Pumpkin butter is so hard to find but so easy to make!

    Just an editing note on this recipe: in step 1 it says spiced honey syrup, but in step 2 it calls it pumpkin syrup.

  5. 5 stars
    Amazing cocktail. I can’t get enough! I’m going to try with bourbon too, but I think bourbon’s strong taste might overpower the other flavors.

  6. This looks amazing! I love all things pumpkin! What would you suggest using in place of vodka to make this alcohol-free?